the 1st Howling Bells cd (and Im sure the 2nd will be as good) which got an unprecedented 9/10 in NME was like Revolver by the Beatles and Bella Union, the Howling Bells 1st rec co in the UK, will never have a band nor debut cd like that again! It is a shame that the budget of that co didn't seem to be proportionate to the quality and genius of the songs or the performance!
What's the story with Bella Union? I used to get loads of emails and postcards from them (see my post on the 'Media' board) not just about Howling Bells but all their other artists as well. Now they send me nowt, and I didn't ask them to stop.
What i said, BU maybe a great indie label but they had a giant on their label and if i was the CEO i wouldve mortgaged up my Nottinghill house to push them into the lime light like they deserve. The new label I believe has great taste and the main guy has picked Portis head and Travis so he seems to know what hes on about